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What are we watching on TV?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Carole, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Withnail

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    I have been re-watching the Vietnam War doc by Ken Burns on Netflix.

    I am now in 1969.

    The soundtrack.
     
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    I've just started re-watching* the first series, and as you say, it really is a joy. Rather than binge-watch them, I'll probably keep it to one episode every couple of nights to make it last. Don't want to get through it too quickly, especially as I didn't see the second series listed on iPlayer.

    Talking of second serieses, I'm half way through the second series of Life on Mars, so will soon be looking for another drama series to watch.

    * When it comes to movies and TV programmes, I have the memory of a goldfish. The useful thing about this is that I can watch things again and again and they're as fresh as the first time I watched them. I started watching Detectorists about 12 months ago. I think I only watched the first two, but watching them again, it was just like the first time.
     
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    Ashes to Ashes. It all becomes clear in the end.x
     
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    I gave up on the Bundesliga football and am now watching some cars racing around the streets of Hong Kong. I haven't let on to the missus it's a computer simulation; she thinks it's real :snigger:.
     
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    Just finished watching the last ever series of 'Homeland.' It went a bit flat after the first couple of series, but this one made up for it. I'm very impressed with Clair Danes. She plays a sort of bi-polar loose cannon .. well not so much a loose cannon, more of a loose railway gun whose rails can't take the load. She seems perpetually in a state of desperation with this character … which is perfect.

    The only comparison I can think of is Saga Noren played by Sofia Helin in the Scandinavian series 'The Bridge.' Saga was a total whacko, but played with Scandinavian cool by Sofia, where as Carrie Mathison played by Clair Danes is portrayed with almost psychopathic off the rails CIA 'shock and awe.'

    Good series to go out on.
     
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    White Lines, Netflix
     
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    Well made all round. Very impressive. (Don't let @Gramaisc see this or he'll want to take it apart and fix it. :heyhey:)

    The story reminds me of a quote from Michael Caine as the 'Captain' in a film called 'The Last Valley' written and directed long ago by James Clavell (whom you may have heard of as author of many books.) Strangely I've never see this film on any TV channel since which is a pity since I first saw it in a cinema in Melbourne long ago, and I'd like to watch it again.

    Set in the Thirty Years War it was probably very good advice, certainly in the context of this story.

    "My advice. Kill the priest first."
     
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    The Last Valley is a 1971 film directed by James Clavell, a historical drama set during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). A mercenary soldier (Michael Caine) and a teacher (Omar Sharif), each fleeing the religious war in southern Germany, accidentally find the valley, untouched by the war, and there live in peace.

    This might work ..

    https://tpb16.ukpass.co/description.php?id=13799436

    And it seems not, but it is available on "certain" websites "cough"
     
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    A little late to the party we have just started watching that car crash tiger documentary on Netflix, I have no words to describe it, only in America!
     
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    I've wanted to watch this, but due to being outvoted it will have to wait till everyone returns to work/school...
     
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    Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrent. I'm not a great Chris Tarrent fan, but I love a travel documentary, even if it is about trains....
     
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    The Sinner (Netfilx) is binge-worthy - if you like that sort of thing

    James Acaster: Repertoire - also Netflix - is golden.
     
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    With Time Travel stories all bets are off … (or on, depending on which side of the clock you're on.) My advice: read 'By His Bootstraps' written by Robert A. Heinlein long ago.
    Will it explain the paradoxes ? … will it f***, but confusion breeds ideas. :|
     
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    We've been watching Riviera.
    Absolutely love it. We're on the second series now, about 4 episodes in.
    It's worth watching for the setting alone, (French Riviera).
    Murder, mystery, intrigue, derring-do, fast cars and fabulous clothes.
     
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    Portillos Empire Journey, c5
     
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